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‘Perfect’ Tottenham signing

Matt Doherty is an ideal signing for Tottenham this summer, according to Noel Whelan.

Wolves star Doherty has been linked with a move to north London as Jose Mourinho looks to strengthen his defence.

Whelan told Football Insider: “I think everybody has admired Doherty over the seasons since he’s been at Wolves – an absolute professional, he’s like your perfect wing-back these days and that’s what you’re looking for.

“He’s competitive, aggressive, defensively very good, he knows how to get forward, he can put a great ball into the box.

“I don’t think Jose Mourinho would be going out there trying to buy this player if he didn’t admire him and hadn’t been watching him over the seasons. It’s been a big problem for Tottenham, absolutely, because they’ve sold all their right-backs and you can already see they’re negotiating with Aurier to get him out the club.

“I think he’s looking to bring people in with the right character, the right attitude and the right attributes and I think Doherty fits that bill.”

Matt Doherty has regularly impressed for Wolves and could now be joining Tottenham